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post #1 of 9 Old 12-30-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bosch router at Home Depot

I just saw a Bosch Router at Home Depot. It was 2-1/4 hp I think and had 2 bases...stationary and plunge. I think it was $199.
Anyone like that one as much as I do?
When is the next time it may go on sale?
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Daryl,
Bosch makes pretty good tools. Especially in the last couple of years, they have been revamping most of their line and coming out with a lot of neat stuff. I wouldn't be afraid to buy the kit you are talking about. As far as sales, don't really know. If you get on their email list, they send out emails periodically with special offers.
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Don't know about the price but I have the same router and love it. I also have the same model with the "D" handle. I don't think you'll go wrong with this router.

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There are a lot of good combo kits available, and the Bosch is certainly one of them. I like the hardwood handles, but the Bosch doesn't accept the standard size PC style bushings like the Milwaukee, Hitachi, DW, PC, and others do, so you'll need to either buy the Bosch accessories, or make some accommodation.

I liked my 1617, but I honestly like my Milwaukee 5615 and my Hitachi M12VC as well or better, depending on what I'm doing. The 5615 has been on sale for $120 shipped...tough to beat if single speed will suffice.
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Amazon.com has the same router for $193.97 with free shipping and no sales tax

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1617EVSPK-4-Horsepower-Variable-Collets/dp/B00005RHPD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1262360004&sr=1-1
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Bosch doesn't accept standard size pc style bushings like Milwaukee, Hitachi...

I understand bushings somewhat but must say I have never had opportunity or equipment to use them. Question...Is the bushing "style" as mentioned above refering to the size of the hole in the base as being the determining factor?
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I think Wood Working magazine ranked the Bosch Number one a 2 1/4 combo.

I like using Porter Cable because they have the best and most available accessories.
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Bosch doesn't accept standard size pc style bushings like Milwaukee, Hitachi...

I understand bushings somewhat but must say I have never had opportunity or equipment to use them. Question...Is the bushing "style" as mentioned above refering to the size of the hole in the base as being the determining factor?
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Hitachi 12V

I have the Hitachi 12V mounted in my router table. I have had no issues with it there. Which is why I bought it originally.
I would probably go with PC for a hand operated one when the time comes.

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